Danielle's talk on medical error from TEDMED.
Retail health clinics have exploded over the last 10 years, and now it seems like every other big box store, supermarket and shopping mall has its own clinic.
Diagnostic accuracy is fiendishly difficult to measure precisely. A new report suggests that nearly everyone will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetimes.
If I had the luxury of an hour with each patient, I would have the time to carefully sort through every diagnostic possibility. But the reality is that I, like most doctors, have five to 10 minutes to push the majority of diagnoses to the bottom of the list, come up with the most likely…
As soon as we’d finish rounds on the medical wards I’d race to pass out an Anatole Broyard essay in the nanoseconds before dispersal entropy overtook our team.
Watch the trailer for "Why Doctors Write: Finding Humanity in Medicine." When completed, the documentary will explore the growing movement to use storytelling and creativity in medicine.
Undertreating pain, we doctors are admonished, violates the basic ethical principles of medicine. On the other hand, we are lambasted for overprescribing pain medications, enabling addicts and creating an epidemic of overdose deaths. What are doctors to do?
So much of medicine is about stories—the ones we hear, the ones we tell, the ones we participate in—that it is no accident that doctors and nurses are attracted to stories.
Every patient presents a wide chasm of possibilities that could be nothing, something, or something horrible. How do we get the diagnosis right?
The editors of Generations--the Journal of the American Society on Aging--sat down with Danielle and asked her how technology is mixing with medicine. Everything from electronic medical records to home fitness monitors to how emotions can dominate even the most advanced technology.